For the Chinese version of this level, see Modern Day - Day 3 (Chinese version).

Tiny zombies, stay away from my shins!

Crazy Dave

Modern Day - Day 3 is the third level of Modern Day in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It is a Special Delivery level. It is the first Modern Day level to not feature portals. Shrinking Violet, the premium plant is showcased in this level and Newspaper Zombie, the first new zombie in Modern Day. After completing this level, the player receives a money bag.


The Newspaper Zombie can be troubling to deal with, as getting rid of the newspaper causes him to walk fast and bite plants faster. However, Shrinking Violet is given. This plant shrinks zombies to decrease their damage and health. The main problem are the Troglobites, who can crush the player's plants easily as the plants given are not too useful for getting past the frozen blocks it pushes to kill the zombie himself, which has some decent amount of health. Pianist Zombie can also deliver the same problem. Shrinking Violet, again, proves to be useful, as it negates the Troglobite's ability to push frozen blocks. The Gargantuar Prime in the end can be difficult to deal with, as Snapdragons and Lightning Reeds alone might not be enough firepower to kill it. Not to mention, the Gargantuar Prime has a laser which can kill plants. Using Intensive Carrots will help to keep a good amount of offense. Plant Food and Shrinking Violet are highly encouraged here to deal with this zombie.


The small number next to the zombie icon means that zombie will always appear in that lane, with 1 being the topmost lane and 5 being the bottommost one.
Waves Non-dynamic zombies Ambush zombies Note(s)
1 Basic Zombie22 Basic Zombie23 Basic Zombie24 None
2 Newspaper Zombie23 None Endurian2 is available
3 Troglobite2=5 None
4 Pianist Zombie21 None 1x Plant Food available; Intensive Carrot2 is available
5 Conehead Zombie21 Conehead Zombie22 Conehead Zombie24 Conehead Zombie25 Flag Zombie2 Troglobite2-3 None First flag
6 Basic Zombie22 Basic Zombie23 Basic Zombie24 Buckethead Zombie25 None
7 Newspaper Zombie21 Newspaper Zombie23 None
8 Pianist Zombie24 Pianist Zombie25 None 1x Plant Food available
9 Troglobite2-2 Troglobite2-3 None Endurian2 is no longer available
10 Basic Zombie23 Basic Zombie24 Basic Zombie25 Flag Zombie2 Gargantuar Prime21 Troglobite2=2 None Final flag

Troglobite2- pushes two ice blocks
Troglobite2= pushes one ice block


Strategy 1

Created by DJViridian

Plant Lightning Reeds in column 1 and 2, Snapdragons in 3 and 4, and Endurians in 5. Use Shrinking Violet for Newspapers, Piano, Troglobite and that Gargantuar Prime.

Also, do not forget to save up your Plant Food for the final wave, where using it on the Lightning Reeds will quickly demolish the Gargantuar Prime.



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